Lauren, from Blooming Leopold is one of our favourites around here, and she just released the Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook for her new handmade collection. Everytime she puts something out, I think she can’t get any better, but she’s outdone herself, once again.
Inspired by the muted colors in old Japanese Films, she hand-dyed each piece using shibori and immersion dyeing methods and all natural dyes, and the results are incredible. The amazing thing about Lauren is that she’s always experimenting with new things, and turning out amazing items, whether they’re re-purposed, or made entirely from scratch. She is, hands down, one of the most creative people out there – and she’s good at what she does! The Blooming Leopold dress I have is still one of my favourites in Summer, and this season, I have my eye on the Sumiko Linen Jumpsuit!
Lauren’s (also) incredibly talented sister Rhiannon from Liebemarlene and the Southerly styled the lookbook, and her husband Drew shot the whole thing.